Thomas Docherty

MP, Dunfermline and West Fife

Dunfermline and West Fife Labour

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How Thomas Docherty voted
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  • Voted moderately against a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU Source
  • Voted very strongly for a wholly elected House of Lords Source
  • Voted very strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituency Source
  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Source
  • Has never voted on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system Source
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Source
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Thomas Docherty occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Bill Presented: Backbench Business — Christmas Adjournment 18 Dec 2014

    I shall be as brief as I can manage, so that the Deputy Leader of the House has enough time to respond fully to all Members who have spoken. It is a pleasure to respond briefly today. As far as I am aware, this will be our last pre-recess Adjournment debate before the end of this Parliament. It has been a pleasure to shadow the Deputy Leader of the House over these past six months or so. We...
  • Bill Presented: Backbench Business — Christmas Adjournment 18 Dec 2014

    I think—if I may say so gently—that the confusion may have been confounded when I referred to the Airdrie-Bathgate rail link and the right hon. Gentleman was unaware that that was in Scotland. Let me move on, however, to his useful remarks about suicides and attempted suicides at this time of year, particularly those involving railway lines. He and I will both know, because of our...
  • Bill Presented: Backbench Business — Christmas Adjournment 18 Dec 2014

    Although I was not a transport spokesperson, I worked for Network Rail and I am a member of the Transport Salaried Staffs Association. I worked on a project to build a new electrified line that was 15 miles in length, so I am sorry that the former Transport Minister is not quite aware of all the facts.

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Labour MP for Dunfermline and West Fife

Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

Topics of interest

  • Defence
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Deputy Prime Minister
  • House of Commons Commission
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
  • Departmental Written Questions
  • Trident
  • British Overseas Territories
  • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft
  • Computer Software

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons
  • Member, Parliamentary Privilege (Joint Committee)
  • Member, Procedure Committee
  • Member, Administration Committee

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (7 Oct 2013 to 15 Apr 2014)
  • Member, Armed Forces Bill Committee (17 Jan 2011 to 8 Mar 2011)
  • Member, Defence Committee (2 Nov 2010 to 25 Nov 2013)
  • Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 10 Jun 2013)
  • Member, Committees on Arms Export Controls (formerly Quadripartite Committee) (12 Jul 2010 to 1 Jul 2013)

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 8 Dec 2014.

5. Gifts, benefits and hospitality (UK)
Name of donor: ExxonMobil Chemical Ltd
Address of donor: Beverkae House, Mossmorran, Cowdenbeath, Fife KY4 8EP
Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Tickets for the Edinburgh Tattoo, evening dinner and transport to and from the event, for myself and spouse, with a total value of £700 approx
Date of receipt of donation: 15 August 2014
Date of acceptance of donation: 15 August 2014
Donor status: company, registration no 00867162
(Registered 25 September 2014)

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